Showing posts with label easy knitting pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy knitting pattern. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

12" Baby doll dress




Here is a simple little dress for 12" baby dolls.  The dress is knit in one piece from the neck down with a back fastening for easy fit and can be made on either straight needles with a back seam, or in the round, using double pointed needles.  It's an  easy pattern and great for new knitters or anyone wanting to practise knitting in the round.  

The dress fits a 12" baby doll but could easily be made to fit smaller dolls by using size smaller needles.

You will need:  50g double knitting yarn, (I used King Cole Cherished, lemon), 4mm (US 6) and 3.25mm (US 3) needles (or dpns for knitting in the round), one small button

A few people have asked about knitting this dress with longer sleeves so here it is.  However, this hasn't been tested so if you have any problems or ideas for improvements please let me know so I can make amendments.  

For longer sleeves:

Do not work row 15, follow instructions as follows: 

Wind off 2 lots of 10g yarn for sleeves.  (Take this from centre of ball if necessary)

Knit 1 row, do not fasten off main yarn.

Wrong side facing : Slip next 13sts onto a thread, slip next 26sts onto right hand needle (first sleeve) slip next 26sts onto a thread, slip next 26sts onto right hand needle (second sleeve) slip remaining 13sts onto a thread.   You now have two sets of 26sts for sleeves on your needle

Right side facing, using a 10g ball of yarn, work across first set of 26sts as follows:  (you can knit both sleeves together with the separate yarns if you like)

Beginning with a knit row work 10 rows stocking stitch (check the length on your doll)

Change to 3.25 needles

Decrease row:   k2, (kfb, K4) 4 times   22sts

Work 3 rows in garter stitch (every row knit) cast off.  Leave a thread for sewing seam.

Work second sleeve as first sleeve.

Continue with pattern from:  change to 3.25 needles and join backs and front

For knitting in the round

Instead of casting off the two sets of 26sts for the sleeves, slip them onto a thread. 

When skirt is complete slip the sleeves sts onto dpns and follow instructions for sleeve



If you have any problems downloading the pattern, or any other queries,  please leave a comment at the foot of the post or use the contact form




Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Barbie flares and top




This is another Barbie outfit inspired by my lovely granddaughters.  The thing is I remember flares from the first time around in the 70s lol

The flares are knit from the waist down with instructions for Curvy Barbie in blue brackets.  The top is knit from the front hem in one piece to the back with incorporated sleeves.  It will fill all Barbie dolls.  

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks


To fit: 12” Regular Barbie, Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls
Instructions for Curvy Barbie are in brackets
You will need:  Flares: 25g double knitting yarn, top 25g double knitting yarn (I used Sirdar Snuggly)
Needles 3.25 (US 3) and 3.75mm (US 5), 2 small buttons for the top
Tension:  24sts and 30rows over 4 in (10cm) (stocking stitch) using 3.75 needles
Abbreviations:  see top panel


Flares
Using 3.25 needles cast on 26sts (30)
Work 4 rows k1, p1 rib
Inc row  (kfb, k1) 2 times, k14 (18) (kfb, k1) 2 times   30sts (34)
Change to 3.75 needles
Shape back
Row 1   kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1 32sts (36)
Row 2   purl
Repeat last 2 rows to 40sts (44)

Divide for legs
Rs, Kfb, k17, (19) kfb, k1 turn, leave remaining sts on a holder
Continue on 22sts (24) for right leg
** Beginning with a purl row work 5 rows ss
dec 1 stitch at each end of next and every following 4th row to  14sts (16)
work 5 rows ss
Shape flare
Row 1      rs, (kfb, k7 (7)) 2 times
Rows 2-4 purl, knit, purl
Row 5      (kfb, k8 (9)) 2 times
Rows 6-8 purl, knit, purl
Continue increasing 2sts on each 4th row as set to 24sts (26)
Work 5 rows ss, adjust length here if you want
Cast off loosely

Left leg
With rs facing, rejoin yarn to remaining 22sts (24), at centre front, knit to end Continue as right leg from **
To finish
Sew leg and back seams.  Fasten off all ends

To knit on double point needles
Rounds start at centre back. Join each leg into round.  Follow pattern working in knit stitches only 

Top (fits all Barbie dolls)
Using 3.25 needles cast on 22sts
Work 2 rows gs
Change to 3.75 needles and work 6 rows ss
Shape sleeves
Rows 1-2 Cast on 4sts at beg of next 2 rows   30sts
Row 3      knit
Row 4      k1, purl to last st k1
Rows 5-8 repeat 2 rows 2 times
Row 9      knit
Row 10    k1, p9, k10, p9, k1   
Row 11    k11, cast off 8sts, k to end
Continue on 11sts for right back
Row 1      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 2      knit
Row 3      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 4      cast on 5sts, k to end    16sts
Row 5      k1, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 6      k2tog, yf, knit to end
Row 7      k1, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 8      knit
Rows 9-12   rep last 2 rows 2 times
Row 13    cast off 4sts p to last 2sts, k2       12sts
Row14     knit
Row 15    purl to last 2sts k2
Repeat last 2 rows 1 time
Row 18    k2tog, yf, knit to end
Row 20    purl to last 2sts k2
Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows gs
Cast off

Left back
Rejoin yarn to remaining 11sts, ws facing
Row 1      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 2      knit
Row 3      k1, purl to last st, k1
Row 4      knit
Row 5      cast on 5sts, k2, purl to last st, k1    16sts
Row 6      knit
Row 7      k2, purl to last st, k1
Row 8-11 rep last 2 rows 2 times
Rows 12  cast off 4sts knit to end     12sts
Work 5 rows ss keeping 2st gs border
Change to 3.25 needles and work 2 rows gs

To finish
Sew and sleeve seams.  Sew on 2 buttons to match buttonholes. Fasten off all ends.  Embroider a motif in duplicate stitch on the front as shown if you like. 













PDF pattern to download


Saturday, 27 July 2019

Barbie summer dress






The dress is knit from the top down with a back fastening for easy fit and a centre back seam.  For the striped dress work 2 rows each of contrasting colours or add a few stripes in the skirt and embellish with a pearl button  The dress will fit Regular Barbie, Curvy and Tall Barbie Fashionista dolls and most other 12" fashion dolls

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks


You will need:  approx 25g double knitting yarn (I used Sirdar Snuggly)
Needles size 3.25 (US 3) and 3.75mm  (US 5)
Tension:  24 stitches, 30 rows to 10cm/4" (stocking stitch) using 3.75 needles

Abbreviations: see side panel

To knit in the round using double point needles, follow pattern to row 8 then join into round, work in knit sts only and knit one row, purl one row for garter stitch.   Rounds begin at centre back.



Using 3.25 needles cast on 38sts
rows start at centre back
Row 1        k2, purl to last st, k1
Change to 3.75 needles
Row 2        rs, k6, (kfb, k8) 3 times kfb, k2, yf, k2tog      42sts
Row 3        k2, p4, cast off 8sts, p12 (includes st on right hand needle), cast off 8sts, p7, k1
Row 4        k8, cast on 3sts, k12, cast on 3sts, k6          32sts        
Row 5        k2, purl to last st, k1
Row 6        knit                                                  
Row 7        k2, purl to last st, k1
Row 8        cast off 2sts k6, k2tog, k14, k2tog, k6            28sts
Row 9        purl 
(for Tall barbie knit 2 more rows ss)      
Change to 3.25 needles               
Row 10-14  knit 5 rows garter stitch
Row 14      ws, pfb 28 times   56sts
Continue for Skirt
Change to 3.75 needles
Beginning with a knit row work 24 rows ss – adjust length here if you want
Work 4 rows gs   cast off loosely

To finish
Sew centre back seam and slip stitch back fastening in place.  Sew on button to match buttonhole.


Friday, 8 March 2019

Baby Annabell Sleeping Bag






I wish there had been a knitting pattern for a sleeping bag when my children were babies (a long time ago now) and as I haven't got any babies to knit for what better than to make one for Annabell. 


 I tried a few different variations to try and reduce seaming etc, and came up with this one that is made in one piece from the hem with a front seam (easily knit in the round to the front opening)  The sleeves are knit first then added to the body to begin the yoke. 

My very helpful tester suggested that the sleeping bag could be altered for a 12” doll by making 3 fewer stitches on each side front and the back 6 fewer, and just 1 row of stocking stitch on the sleeves after increases are done. You would have to adjust the stitches of shaping of the yoke to match.  





Measurements:   14” 36cm, Baby Annabell doll
Actual measurements: 
Chest 14”, Sleeve seam 3” length from centre back to hem 12”
Materials: 100g double knitting yarn in main and 10g dk in contrast
(I used King Cole Cherish Whisper, and King Cole Cherish nickel for contrast), 
Needles size 3.25mm (US3) and 4mm (US 6) 4 small buttons
Tension: 22sts - 28 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch using 4mm needles
  
 Sleeves make 2 – (knit these first)
Using 3.25 needles and contrast, cast on 24sts
Work 6 rows k1, p1 rib
Change to 4mm needles and main
Working in ss inc 1 stitch at each end of next and following 4th row to 30sts
Work 9 rows ss
Shape armholes
Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows
Leave 24sts on holder

Body

Worked in one piece to front opening
Using 4mm needles cast on 100sts
Continue in ss until work measures 8ins
(can be knit in the round to this point then change to rows)

Cast of 3sts at the beg of next 2 rows   94sts
Work a further 11 rows ss
Divide for armholes
Wrong side facing
P19, cast off 6sts, p44 (includes st on right hand needle) cast off 6sts, p19 do not fasten off yarn

Join sleeves
Work across right front:  K4, (k2tog) 3 times, k9, knit across 24sts of first sleeve, continue across back:  k14, (k2tog) 8 times, k14, knit across 24sts of second sleeve, continue across left front:  k9, (k2tog) 3 times, k4
116sts
Next row (wrong side):  knit across all sts

Shape yoke
Row 1:  k14, ssk, k2tog, k20, ssk, k2tog, k32, ssk, k2tog, k20, ssk, k2tog, k14           108sts
Row 2:  knit               
Row 3:  k13, ssk, k2tog, k18, ssk, k2tog, k30, ssk, k2tog, k18, ssk, k2tog, k13           100sts
Row 4:  purl               
Row 5:  k12, ssk, k2tog, k16, ssk, k2tog, k28, ssk, k2tog, k16, ssk, k2tog, k12           92sts
Row 6:  purl       
Row 7:  k11, ssk, k2tog, k14, ssk, k2tog, k26, ssk, k2tog, k14, ssk, k2tog, k11           84sts
Continue decreasing as set to 52sts
Next row:  p25, p2tog, p25    51sts
Change to 3.25mm needles and contrast, work 4rows k1, p1 rib.  Cast off (you can go straight to picking up sts for left band if you prefer)

 


Left front band

With right side facing, using 3.25mm needles, and contrast, pick up and knit 25sts along left front edge, starting at neck edge to first set off cast off sts.  Work 5 rows p1, k1 rib.  Cast off


Right front band

With right side facing, using 3.25 needles, and contrast, pick up and knit 25sts along right front edge starting at first set of cast off sts to neck edge.  Work 2 rows p1, k1 rib.
Buttonhole row:  rib2, (yf, k2tog, rib 4) 3 times, yf, k2tog, k3
Rib 2 rows.    Cast off

To finish

Sew centre front seam to opening, Overlap front bands and sew into place at centre front.
Sew front and backs together at hem
Sew sleeve and underarms seams
Sew on 4 buttons to match buttonholes.
Sew in all ends

Monday, 18 February 2019

Rib One cup Tea Cosy




Another tea cosy to fit a one cup pot.  This is in an easy 1 row rib pattern using two strands of dk yarn, which makes the cosy nice and thick. I used two shades of yellow.
I've added knitted flowers and leaves but it would also look great with a pompom 

I love my hobby of designing patterns and posting them online.  But I often can’t find anyone who has the time to test my patterns, although I do knit them up a few times myself.  So mistakes can slip by, especially typos when transferring the pattern to my blog.  So, please, please, if you find and errors or have any queries, let me know either by commenting below or contacting me via the contact form.  Thanks

Measurements:  Height 6”, 6” width from spout to handle (one cup teapot)
Tension:   16sts x 20 rows, 5mm needles and rib pattern over 4”
Materials:  
50g dk yarn (I used two colours together)
5mm knitting needles


Back

Using two strands of dk yarn cast on 29sts
(K2, p2) to last sts, k1
Repeat row until work measures 5ins
Shape top
(K2tog, ssk) to end k1    15sts
Next row purl
K2tog 7 times, k1, 8sts
Fasten off yarn leaving a strand for sewing.  Thread yarn through loops and pull firmly make a stitch to secure.


Front as back


To finish
Sew sides together at base, checking for a good fit around spout and handle.  Sew seam above spout and handle again checking on teapot for a snug fit
Make a pompom or flowers and leaves for the top

The pattern for Flowers can be found here:

For leaves use 3.75 needles and single dk yarn cast on 10sts,  cast off 10sts, cast on 10sts, cast off 10sts – this makes 2 leaves  sew flowers and leaves on top of cosy as shown in photo.